CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Rohan Asfaw, Jacob Hunter and Derek Johnson of Virginia’s men’s cross-country team were named as members of the 2021 All-ACC Academic Team the conference office announced Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Asfaw has now collected the honor for the second consecutive season while Derek Johnson is named to the team following a 2021 season in which he was selected to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. All three athletes were members of the 2021 ACC Honor Roll.
At the 2021 South Region Cross-Country Championships, Asfaw led the way for the Cavaliers as he set a personal best time in the 10k (29:57.5). Just three seconds behind was Johnson who also set a personal best as both runners finished in the top-25. Jacob Hunter recorded his best 10k time as well (30:40.0).
All three athletes finished in the top-50 at the ACC Championships where Virginia placed eighth as a team. Asfaw finished 13th with a personal best 8k time of 23:56.9, while Hunter also turned in a personal best performance (24.32.0).
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0-grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.